A big hello and welcome to all Year 6 pupils who will be attending The Campion School.
As you know, we were not able to carry out our normal transition plan which would have included a parent/carer information evening, primary school visits by your new Head of Year, Mr Corrigan and an induction day where you would have had a chance to meet your new form tutors and partake in a number of lessons.
I am sure you all have many questions to ask and are extremely excited about starting a new chapter in your lives. To help you with your transition and to try to reduce any anxieties you may have, we have provided you with some video links from various members of staff.
We have also included a transition booklet for you to read through which covers a range of topics around how The Campion School functions. Please take time to familiarise yourselves with some faces by viewing what has been provided as we are in no doubt that this will make your transition a lot smoother and much more enjoyable.
We all look forward to welcoming you to our school in September. In the meantime, have a wonderful summer.
With best wishes from all at The Campion School
Many sites offer valuable information to help you and your child with the process on transitioning from primary school to secondary education. Here are a few useful links.
How to increase understanding of mental health for pupil and parents
These sites enables children to face their fears and worries about change, encourages them to speak about how they feel and help them gain the skills to manage their feelings. It offers support and advice to parents to understand more about how to support their children’s mental health and wellbeing and where and how to get information.
BBC Bite Size aimed at 10-12 year olds, and parents
This site offers practical advice and emotional support through films and teaching resources that can be used as a conversation starter at home, as well as an explainer film that details how to use the resources. There is a peer-to-peer advice service that examines any questions your child may have such as making new friends, the size of your school, coping with classwork.
Keeping Children Safe Online
The Internet is an amazing place for children to explore, create, learn and connect to the wider world. However, it is important to be aware of the risks. This site offers you advice and guidance as parents to make it easy for your kids to safely explore the world on line.
11-15 Zip Oyster Card Application Form
This link will take you to the TFL website where you can apply for your child’s travel card.
Social Stories and PowerPoint Slides
TES resources offer an array of free information on Power point and work sheets that will help you and your child to explore the challenges that can arise with the transition from primary to secondary school and help pupils identify strategies for managing the change.
Purchasing School Uniform
The school's preferred provider of school uniform is Havering Schoolwear, 160-162 Hornchurch Rd, Hornchurch RM11 1QH (www.haveringschoolwear.co.uk). All approved school uniform and supplies can be purchased from this shop.